Tag : Health & Fitness

Fitbit Aria: Removing The Friction From Weight Tracking
5 years, 4 months ago 0

Fitbit, the creators of the small device that measures your daily steps, sleep, and flights of stairs climbed, is expanding their product offering to include a wireless scale. The scale, known as the Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale was actually developed as a product based on feedback from the Fitbit user community who asked for an easier [...]

Nike+ FuelBand: You Can't Improve What You Can't Measure
5 years, 5 months ago 0

I am so excited, the latest in personal fitness tracking tools has arrived! This week Nike announced the NIKE+ FuelBand, a wristband that measures the number of steps you take along with calories burned and then calculates a proprietary metric, NikeFuel to help you gauge your overall activity. The NIKE+ FuelBand is one of many [...]

Review of the Jawbone Up
5 years, 6 months ago 1

Back in July, I wrote about the Jawbone Up announcement at TED Global. I’ve been anxiously waiting for the device to launch for months, but after using it for 4 days, I have to say I was really underwhelmed and disappointed. I think the product could be really great. But as a first release, it [...]

Basis Science: The Story Of Your Health
5 years, 9 months ago 0

I have a growing concern that we’re innovating like crazy to develop devices, platforms, and systems to track data about our lives, but not doing enough about interpreting that data. What’s the value of data without context? What’s the use of information with action? What’s the purpose of aggregating metrics without assessing their impact? We [...]

Does gameplay have the power to heal?
5 years, 9 months ago 0

After studying Personal Metrics for a while, I’ve realized that creating products or services that are rooted in Personal Metrics is very similar to designing games. I should note that I am not a game designer, however, I am fascinated with the psychology and neuropsychology of how game mechanics affect us as emotionally responsive beings. [...]

Jawbone UP - A wristband to deliver personal metrics on your health
5 years, 11 months ago 0

If you’ve been following this discovery of Personal Metrics, you know that I’m fascinated with the power of data to change our behavior. Understanding the impact of our actions is critical to behavior modification. Today at TED Global, the team at Jawbone a new hardware and software system that I am very excited about. We [...]

Earndit: Rewards & Metrics
5 years, 11 months ago 0

The rise in personal fitness devices has created an entire culture in the fitness community who is addicted to feedback about their progress. Digital tracking devices have enable people to get instant feedback that allows them to change course in order to receive specific results. If you’re training to get a personal best time on [...]

7 years, 2 months ago 0
Posted in: Health & Fitness

One of the key principles of designing for Personal Metrics is that the experience must be entertaining. Incorporating a game-like analogies into the experience brings in important elements such as competition, scoring, and rewards. Fitness and staying healthy is not a priority for many people. The thought of going to a gym or running is [...]

7 years, 2 months ago 0
Posted in: Health & Fitness

One of the main reasons that people struggle with losing weight is because they don’t understand the true connection between maintaining the balance of eating less and exercising more. LoseIt! is an iPhone application that aims to help people make better lifestyle decisions by providing them insight about the impact that each of their decisions [...]